Question of Southern Rhodesia

2379. Question of Southern Rhodesia

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 containing the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, Recalling further all the resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and the Security council concerning the question of Southern Rhodesia, Reaffirming the inalienable right of the people of Zimbabwe to self-determination, freedom and independence, Considering that any independence without a government elected by a majority of the people of Zimbabwe is contrary to the provisions and objectives of resolution 1514 (XV),

1. Calls upon the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland not to grant independence to Southern Rhodesia unless it is preceded by the establishment of a government based on free elections by universal adult suffrage and on majority rule;

2. Calls upon all States not to recognize any from of independence in Southern Rhodesia without the prior establishment of a government based on majority rule in accordance with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV).

1797th plenary meeting,
25 October 1968.

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